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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

Nicholas Nyamaka, a 65-year-old taxi driver, said: “I used to think it would never come. It’s a dream come true. So finally the suffering is over.” The state broadcaster interrupted its programming to report that Mr. Mugabe had resigned and that a new leader could be sworn in as early as Wednesday. Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice president whom Mr. Mugabe ...

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AT&T, North Korea, Angela Merkel: Your Monday Evening Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Tom Brenner/ The New York Times 3. The floodgates are still open. A second woman said Senator Al Franken groped her in 2010 — while her husband was taking a photo of them. Unlike the first accusation, this episode involves Mr. Franken’s time in office. PBS halted distribution of Charlie Rose’s interview program and CBS News suspended ...

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‘Revolt’ in France Against Sexual Harassment Hits Cultural Resistance

Other recent watersheds in France brought little relief for women in their wake. The sexual assault trial that derailed the presidential hopes of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund, crossed a threshold in France for making the private lives of public figures fair game for the news media. But the sheer number of women in ...

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Malcolm Young, Whose Guitar Riffs Helped Propel AC/DC to Fame, Dies at 64

“You need to entertain” during a live performance, Malcolm Young said in an interview posted on YouTube, so that the audience always knows that “something’s going to happen on that stage tonight.” The band was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2003. “AC/DC’s music and approach had a worn-in, scruffy vibe that stood in stark contrast ...

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North Korea, Al Franken, Leonids: Your Friday Evening Briefing

_____ Photo Credit Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press 3. President Trump lashed out at Senator Al Franken on Twitter after the senator was accused of forcibly kissing and groping a woman in 2006. Our columnist says the quick bipartisan call for an ethics investigation of Mr. Franken shows that the days of shrugging off sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill may be coming ...

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A Strongman Nicknamed ‘Crocodile’ Is Poised to Replace Mugabe

The firing was widely seen as paving the way for Mr. Mugabe’s wife, Grace, to succeed her husband as president, but Mrs. Mugabe — widely disliked for her volatile temper and expensive tastes — has almost no support among the military officers and intelligence operatives who maintain a tight grip on the country. By the time of Mr. Mnangagwa’s dismissal, ...

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Senate, Zimbabwe, Ross 128: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

At the White House, President Trump went on TV to declare his trip to Asia — and his presidency — a success. He did not answer the questions that journalists shouted at him about Mr. Moore. _____ Photo Credit Jekesai Njikizana/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images 3. The fate of Robert Mugabe, the strongman leader of Zimbabwe for nearly 40 years, ...

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Italy Fails to Qualify for the World Cup, and a Nation Mourns

Most of the front pages used the anguished expression of the 39-year-old goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, who looked up to the sky with Job-like woe as the final whistle blew, to illustrate the nation’s pain. The legendary keeper, who played a central role in Italy’s World Cup victory in 2006, retired from the national team after the match, his 175th appearance ...

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In Implicit Rebuke to Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s Military Says It May ‘Step In’

He said the ZANU-PF had been undermined by “gossiping, backbiting and public chastisement” since 2015, and added, “Indeed, the party is undoing its legacy built over the years.” Photo Gen. Constantine Chiwenga, Zimbabwe’s top military commander, second from right, and Lt. Gen. Philip Valerio Sibanda, commander of the Zimbabwe National Army, second from left, held a news conference on Monday ...

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Lebanon’s Leader, Still in Saudi Arabia, Claims He’s Free to Go

Adding to their suspicions, Mr. Hariri’s resignation came on the same day that the assertive Saudi crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, oversaw the arrests of hundreds of Saudis in what he says is a corruption crackdown and critics say amounts to a purge. Photo People lining the route of the 21-kilometer race in Beirut, Lebanon, on Sunday cheered the runners ...

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